By: Renee Grant
After a successful first season of American Crime Story which focused on the story of the trial of O.J. Simpson, the show has developed several new storylines. While the second season will focus on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the third season will center on the murder of Gianni Versace by Andrew Cunanan.
Deadline reports that Grammy-winning singer Ricky Martin has been cast to star in Versace: American Crime Story as Versace’s longtime partner Antonio D’Amico. Other members of the cast include Édgar Rarmirez as Versace, Penélope Cruz as his sister Donatella and Darren Criss as Cunanan.
Based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth, Tom Rob Smith will write the first two and several later episodes of the series and Ryan Murphy will direct the first hour. Murphy garnered an Emmy nomination for directing the opening episode of The People v. O.J. Simpson.
The original American Crime Story series, People v O.J. Simpson won an Emmy for Best Limited Series.
Production on the show begins later this month, premiering in 2018. The series will run for 10 episodes.